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Can You Be Convicted of Aiding and Abetting a Burglary in Houston?

May 12th, 2022 by Tad Nelson in Criminal Defense

Texas prosecutors seek stiff punishment for criminals. But in their zeal to reduce crime, they often go after those people who might have assisted in the commission of a crime. If you did not participate in a criminal act but nevertheless helped the criminal in some way, you could face aiding and abetting charges. Contact […]

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Don’t Talk to the Police without a Galveston Defense Attorney Present

May 5th, 2022 by Tad Nelson in Criminal Defense

Perhaps nothing is as terrifying as being arrested. Many law-abiding citizens have never had handcuffs slapped on them, and they will do anything to be free so they can return to their families. After taking a suspect into custody, police usually usher them into a room for an interrogation. Believe it or not, this is […]

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How to Find the Best Criminal Defense Attorney in Houston

May 5th, 2022 by Tad Nelson in Criminal Defense

Houston has thousands of attorneys, but which one is the right lawyer for your criminal case? At The Law Offices of Tad Nelson & Associates, we’ve practiced criminal law for decades and understand the legal landscape better than most. Below, we highlight steps you should take to find the best Houston criminal defense attorney for […]

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How to Get Galveston Child Support when Your Ex is Paid Under the Table

May 5th, 2022 by Tad Nelson in Child Support

One strategy many parents use to evade paying child support is to get paid “under the table”—meaning, their employer usually pays in cash and doesn’t report the wages to the IRS. Because no one sees the money, your ex doesn’t report it as income to the court. These under-the-table arrangements are fairly common in some […]

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Sex Crimes Increase in Harris County—But Defendants Can Still Fight the Charges

May 5th, 2022 by Tad Nelson in Sex Crime

According to reporting by Community Impact, Harris County saw a significant rise in sexual assault cases in 2021 compared to the prior year. In some categories, reported crimes increased almost 100% compared to 2020. With prosecutors taking these crimes more seriously, anyone accused of a Houston sex crime should quickly reach out to an experienced […]

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Can I Stop Alimony when My Ex Moves in with Someone?

April 29th, 2022 by Tad Nelson in Family Law

Texas law is crystal clear that spousal maintenance obligations end when the dependent spouse remarries. However, in this day and age, many people just move in together and avoid another trip down the aisle. Is cohabitation enough to end alimony? Actually, it is. Texas law also states that the obligation to pay spousal maintenance ends […]

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Can Two Defendants Share a Criminal Defense Attorney?

April 22nd, 2022 by Tad Nelson in Criminal Defense

This question pops up sometimes when two people are arrested for participating in the same crime. They might think hiring the same lawyer is convenient or will help reduce costs. But there are serious ethical issues which prevent a lawyer from representing two defendants in the same case. And defendants benefit by having their own […]

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Are You Entitled to Bail in Texas?

April 20th, 2022 by Tad Nelson in Bail

Yes. The Texas Constitution provides a right to bail in Article 1, Section 11, where it says “all prisoners shall be bailable.” Sounds simple enough, right? Bail benefits most defendants, who can be with family or friends and continue to go to work or school as they wait for their criminal case to play out. […]

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Be Careful on Social Media after an Arrest

April 20th, 2022 by Tad Nelson in Criminal Defense

More than 70% of Americans have a social media account. They might use Facebook or Instagram or Twitter, possibly all three. Or they post videos on YouTube or TikTok. If you are facing criminal charges, we can’t emphasize enough how careful you need to be on social media. The reality is that your social media […]

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Misdemeanor Hit and Run in League City

April 11th, 2022 by Tad Nelson in Criminal Defense

Texas law requires that drivers immediately stop following an accident. If they don’t, then they are likely committing a crime. The Texas Transportation Code lays out a motorists’ duties following an accident and what penalties they will face if they fail to fulfill them. Under the law, a hit and run involving bodily injury or […]

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